New survey shows DJI drones dominate first responder fleets

Despite the anti-China winds blowing across US politics and related bans of Chinese technology by government administrations, DJI drones continue to dominate the fleets of American first responder services – just as they do commercial craft sales.

DJI drones dominate US first responder fleets with over 90% penetration

A new report by the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) and its Droneresponders affiliate says drones by Shenzhen-based DJI enjoy a commanding position within fleets flown by US first responder organizations. The survey found over 90% of rescue and emergency units operate DJI craft in their work. That share of the specialized but growing segment surpasses DJI’s domination of the commercial drone sector, which differing studies place somewhere between 70% and 80%. Although evidence does suggest the company has recently lost some of its impressive lead among US amateur pilots, that slide has been minor – and has presumably been…